The Seasons of NJ and Which Bugs To Look Our For

Spring has only just begun in New Jersey because of the long, blustery, and cold winter we just finished.

If you are like most people, you’re already tired of bugs. We don’t blame you. Are you patiently waiting for the end of bug season six or seven months from now? We have some bad news for you. Bugs are an ever-present force in our lives. They are around all year.

Not sure what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, we can help. We’re going to share with you the types of bugs that are prevalent in the Garden State. We can also let you know when you can expect them. That way, you can prepare yourself for their coming with efficient pest control and prevention.

Late Spring

From now until the middle of May, termites, those banes of homeowners, will make their appearance. They’re usually underground and invisible. But, during the first few weeks of May, they swarm. This makes their nests easier to find. However, there are other signs termites might be around. You can check for hollow sounding wood around your home. You can also look for white ant-looking insects.

Termites aren’t the only bugs you have to worry about during this time. There are many varieties of ants that can invade your house and yard. Pavement ants, carpenter ants, farrow ants, little black ants, and odorless ants can ruin your picnics They can also cause damage to your house. No one likes the idea of walking into the kitchen and seeing ants running all over the counters.

In addition to ants, there are other types of bugs in NJ you should concern yourself with. Carpenter bees are out in force from early May through the Fourth of July. Many people tend to leave carpenter bees alone because they confuse them with honeybees. However, they can damage your home. That’s because carpenter bees burrow into wood. If your house has wood on it, such as decking, it’s prone to carpenter bees. If left untreated, carpenter bees can cause real damage.

Summer

Summer is one of the best times of the year in New Jersey. It’s a great time to be outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. However, there are plenty of insects that you need to watch out for. From early May through October’s first freeze, ticks and mosquitos are prevalent. You need to control both because they carry diseases, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

From the middle of June through Labor Day, you need to worry about wasps and hornets. Some species of wasps and hornets are very aggressive and can deliver painful stings. They can be life-threatening to people who are allergic to them. Another bug to watch out for is the cicada killer wasp. While this wasp doesn’t sting — unless you’re a cicada — it does burrow itself into your yard.

Fall and Winter

Just because the summer ends doesn’t mean the bugs disappear. In the early fall, you still have to contend with them. Stink bugs, ladybugs, and boxelder bugs are still around. Stink bugs have become a particular problem in the last decade. They seem to be everywhere. When you smack one with your hand, it emits an unpleasant smell. People consider ladybugs to be helpful in the garden. However, if they get into your house, they can become pests. You also have to beware of bed bugs, especially if you travel frequently. Bed bugs can cause severe skin reactions when they bite.

If you have concerns about these types of bugs in NJ and them making their home in your home or yard, contact NJ Pest Control. We can come to your house and perform a comprehensive search. We’ll find your problem bugs and take care of them for you. Why not give us a call today, and let us put your insect problems to rest?